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Assistant/Associate Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City
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Mar 3, 2023

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Position Summary:
KU School of Medicine is seeking outstanding basic science faculty to join the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology. This is a 12-month, full-time, Basic Science, Tenure-track position to develop and conduct an independent research program and also to engage in teaching medical and graduate students and serve the KUMC community. The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, commensurate with experience.

The department seeks strong applicants with demonstrated track records of publications and interdisciplinary collaborations, with a focus in developmental neuroscience related to neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, Down syndrome, and other intellectual disabilities. Technical expertise in areas related to advanced imaging, model creation and genetic/molecular dissection is desirable. Opportunities exist and are encouraged for collaborations with faculty in the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the KUMC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, the departments of Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Medicine, as well as multiple other centers and departments.

The position will also allow for teaching in the medical school curriculum and graduate programs which include PhD programs in Cell Biology and Anatomy, Physiology, and Neuroscience. Applications will be considered from early scientists. Academic appointment, compensation, and start-up package at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, will be competitive and commensurate with experience, scientific accomplishments, and needs.

The University of Kansas Medical Center comprises the schools of Medicine, Health Professions, and Nursing, with a student body of nearly 4000 students. It employs 7,000 including over 3600 faculty. Located in the Kansas City metro region with a population of 2.4M, Kansas City has vibrant arts, culinary, and music cultures, and is home to the Kansas City Chiefs, KC Sporting soccer club, and the Royals. KU's main campus comprises nearly 29,000 students and is located about 40 minutes west. Adjacent Johnson County consistently ranks among the top in the nation in quality of life and public schools.

Required Qualifications:

PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree in one of the biological sciences related to cellular neurobiology.


  • Research experience in neuroscience and developmental neurobiology.
  • History of or potential to develop an externally funded research program.
  • Evidence of high quality, peer-reviewed publications in related areas
  • Ability to work both individually and collaboratively within a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.
  • Documented expertise in neuroscience research using cutting-edge technologies.

    Application Instructions:
    To learn more and apply online, please visit or go to and search for position number JR004888.

    About KU Medical Center:

    The University of Kansas Medical Center's mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at . Benefits: KUMC offers a range of great benefits that support employees and eligible family members. Our health insurance benefits begin on hire date and KUMC offers other exciting benefits such as paid parental leave, generous employer retirement contributions and other resources to improve health and well-being. For more information, please visit

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